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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-08-08 06:54 PM
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31. Your concerns are so much different than mine.
I worry about another leader being martyred before most of their productive contributions can be realized.

I can't overlook the fact that two of the folks you mention, Lincoln and JFK, the ones he is most often compared to, fall into that category. I only hope this new guy is more like the other guy you mention, and that he can continue to float like a butterfly. It's as if a lot more than just his survival is at stake. These are the very large changes that we seem to be preparing for, the tectonic shifts that can alter the arc of history. I think his success will have a lot more to do with the idea that the people will have chosen him, rather than the idea that he must have some special knowledge or abilities. (Of course, he wouldn't be chosen in this way if he didn't have some skills.)

What goes into making an epic fight, anyway? Is it really always about the skill and heart of the competitors, or does it have just as much to do with the situations that they find themselves facing, and how the whole confrontation is approached? I think he's accomplished enough, and he doesn't appear to be afraid to give it all he has, so it's difficult not to just sit back and wait and hope and root for the guy, just like everyone else.
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